It is not respect for the vulnerable, the powerful, or those in between; it is respect for yourself.
It is not love for your family, your pets, your clientele, or your friends; it is love for yourself.
It is not patience with those outside of you; it is patience with and for yourself.
Personal devotion to these practices, working toward a sense of internal, not external, substantiation.
Awareness of what is yours, what is not, and what’s intertwined.
Assessing what fits, what does not, and what is comfortably unclear.
Continually listening to your reactions and runaway behaviors, until you can untangle from all the lessons you were never meant to sustain.
Giving back the greatest gifts of truth and clarity; opportunities for accountability.
Opportunities for freedom; painful at first, then sublime.